Agency Information

Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity
Promotes economic growth by engaging Virginia businesses and provides business certifications to ensure fairness in the procurement process for all Virginia’s small, women-owned and minority owned businesses.

Department of Housing and Community Development
Committed to creating safe and affordable housing by regulating building and fire codes while investing more than $100 million each year into affordable housing and community development projects throughout the Commonwealth.

Department of Labor and Industry
Promotes healthy workplaces, best employment practices, job training opportunities through registered apprenticeships, the protection of children from hazardous employment, and the safe operation of boiler and pressure vessels.

Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
Enhancing the development and conservation of energy and mineral resources in a safe and environmentally sound manner to support a more productive economy.

Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Administers and enforces laws and regulations necessary for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Commonwealth.

Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission
Works to promote economic growth and development in tobacco-dependent communities in the Commonwealth by administering grant programs and indemnification payments.

Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Recruits and encourages the expansion of businesses, industries and entrepreneurship in the Commonwealth; creates employment with higher income opportunities; significantly increases capital investment, the expansion of the tax base, and international trade.

Virginia Employment Commission
Provide the Commonwealth’s workforce with services that promote maximum employment, unemployment benefits and labor market information to enhance the economic stability of Virginia.

Virginia Housing Development Authority
Promotes access to home loans, homeowner and homebuyer education to ensure quality, affordable housing for all in Virginia.

Virginia Tourism Corporation
Serves to promote and develop tourism and motion picture industries to stimulate Virginia’s economy while enhancing the quality of life for all those in the Commonwealth.

Affiliate Organizations

Virginia Board of Workforce Development
A business-led board that provides strategic leadership to the state regarding the workforce development system and its efforts to create a strong workforce aligned with employer needs.

Commonwealth Connect
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